The Mauritshuis arrives in Europeana

written by Douglas McCarthy on September 21, 2017 in Europeana Art and News with one Comment

Today we welcome the wonderful collections of the Mauritshuis into Europeana, published in high-resolution and released freely into the public domain for the first time.

Portrait of a Woman from Southern Germany, 1520-25. Formerly attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger. Mauritshuis. Public Domain

The Mauritshuis is famous for its unique collection of paintings by Dutch and Flemish masters from the Golden Age. Housed in a unique 17th-century palace in The Hague, the Mauritshuis contains works by Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, Frans Hals, Hans Holbein the Younger and many other artists.

You can now view and download high-resolution images of Mauritshuis artworks in Europeana. Every digitised painting has been released free of copyright restrictions into the public domain, enriching our shared cultural heritage. The digital images contain a remarkable amount of detail and allow us to examine every part of the painted surface. Here are some examples:

Portrait of a Woman from Southern Germany (detail), 1520-25. Formerly attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger. Mauritshuis. Public Domain

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp (detail), 1632. Rembrandt van Rijn. Mauritshuis. Public Domain

Vase with Flowers (detail), Rachel Ruysch, 1700. Mauritshuis. Public Domain.

To celebrate the moment, we’ve created a gallery featuring our favourite masterpieces from the Mauritshuis. Explore the entire collection in Europeana and learn more about its history on the Mauritshuis website.